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mentioned earlier, defense nominee chuck hagel will have his confirmation hearing by the senate armed services committee at 9:30 this morning. c-span will be going to that live, so it will be a shortened washington journal. that begins at 9:30 a.m. eastern time live on c-span and on c- span.org. for the next hour, we want to turn our attention to the u.s. auto industry. the annual car show has left detroit and it is now at the washington convention center. our colleague pedro echevarria is at the convention center. host: you will find a mix of automakers' foreign and domestic. we are in the toyota section this morning. talking to us about issues concerning toyota is tom stri cker. his vice-president for technical and regulatory affairs and deals with energy and environmental research. how do you explain your job? it is a fantastic place to be. i'm at the intersection of public policy and advanced technology for environment and safety. if it is a fantastic deal to be in now. it is the wave of the future. advanced vehicles, and advanced technologies. we work with the government on regul
, and then look at defense spending and government spending, do a series of things to get the country on a better trajectory. when those people say that, there's very few people supporting an mp. even though an overwhelming majority of the country feels that way, it is typical it -- they are typically not actively engaged in supporting members of congress to take that position. members of congress should do what is in the best interest of the country. they should not look at their support systems to help them make decisions. unfortunately, at least in the past, many of them have done that. that is a structural flaw that we need to deal with as a country. if we need to create more support for people who serve in office who take the balance, moderate positions and tried to get things done. right now the incentives on all wrong. i am very sensitive to the position you put forth, you are upset with government. i am too. government has not done what we needed to do to help advance the interests abroad number of american citizens. that's one of the things i want to congress. i think you're getting at t
there and is here to talk to us about the recent decision by the defense department to lift the ban on women serving in combat roles. welcome to "washington journal." tell us a little bit about your military service. guest: enlisted in 2000. i wanted to get money to continue my education. the military seemed a great way to pay for graduate school. i was learning arabic on 9/11. it was immediately apparent that my military service was going to be profoundly different. it was no longer a question of if i would go to work, but when and where. i took part of the initial invasion of iraq under the command of general patraeus. even have heard of him. i spent about a year in the middle east and got out after serving five years. my husband sustained a serious injury in the war. host: what kind of were did you do in the military with the linn acrostics background? what kind of action did you see? -- linguistics background? guest: when we first invaded, there was a much stronger need for me to translate because there were not civilian interpreters available at the time. in baghdad i was going on foot patrol w
's confirmation hearing of former senator chuck hagel to be secretary of defense. later on, looking at how americans across the country are doing financially. we will take those up after this. >> john mccain's 2000 campaign when he ran for president is the most memorable campaign of any that i've ever covered. we will never see it again. facing george w. bush, who had all the republican party backing him and three republican governors and new hampshire and all the money. john mccain held 114 town meetings and he stayed there until every question was answered. you see the light all going off in people's heads, saying when are we going to get a patient's bill of rights? john mccain would say we're not calling to get the patient bill of rights as long as my party is owned and the democratic party is owned. he was candid and was totally open to the press. it was a candor and openness and all calmness -- and welcome nesss. >> mark shields, his career, sunday nights 8:00 on c-span. >> from almost the founding you're able to see fertility rates declining. by the time we had the second world war,
for recreation, defense, hunting. we ban clips, drums, strips of more than tablets. prohibit the manufacture of them or their sale or transfer. we are different from the new york state law. we don't require registration of grandfathered weapons. we are also different from the california law in that regard. in a sense, is a little bit more moderate in that regard. host: senator feinstein's judiciary committee meeting in the senate will hold a hearing on january 30 on wednesday to address gun-control. at that hearing will be wayne lapierre, executive vice president and chief executive officer of the national rifle association. one other story from today's paper on this subject is from "usa today" -- the story is in "usa today" by david jackson today. we have about five or 10 minutes left of this segment on the role of the united states on a world stage. i want to go to mike from oklahoma city, oklahoma, on the democratic line. thanks for getting up with us. caller: good morning. i was sitting here listening to some of these people on gun control. [indiscernible] he' these people calling in wit
time since the recession ended. hurt by the biggest cuts in defense spending in 40 years. also, hurt by fewer exports and sluggish growth in company stockpiles. the economy contracted at an annual rate of 0.1% in the fourth quarter, a sharp slowdown from the 3.1% growth rate from july to september. the surprise contraction could raise fears about the economy's ability to handle tax increases that took effect in january and booming spending cuts. meanwhile, a private survey shows u.s. businesses increased hiring in january compared with a revised december reading. adp said employers added 192,000 jobs. the increase in hiring occurred after congress and the obama administration reached an agreement on january 1, avoiding sharp tax increases and across the board government spending cuts. the chairman of the senate judiciary committee sent in his prepared statement that closing loopholes in the background check system for gun purchases will not run firearm owners said mmm rights to own a gun and is a matter of common sense. after the killing of student and staffers in connecticut it is t
. guest: i did want to point out that the department of defense is probably like many employers to understand that forming a family through adoption can have expenses that are somewhat unique and often not covered through things like insurance, so to their credit, they stepped up and said, "we want to be part of that as well. we want to be part of helping children find homes." so they do provide assistance to their employees. one of the things we also know about adoption, no matter what type of adoption it is, it comes with expenses, as was talked about by phil. if you are talking about an international adoption, it could be the cost of an agency that assists you abroad. it could be the cost of traveling -- sometimes you travel back and forth to the country three or four times and stay two or three weeks to assist in forming the bond. we know many families make under $80,000 a year combined, so we are not talking about people of great wealth, so these types of programs are important. but congress has done recently is to reauthorize the adoption tax credit, which is available to
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